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>> the chair announces to the house that in light of their resignation -- the following bills were assigned by the speaker on thursday, june 23. >> 21-33. >> the chair honors the personal request -- >> leave of absence requested for mr. clawson of florida. >> without objection. pursuant to section three b of the revolution 757 the house stands adjourned until tuesday,
although, he had been that she was considered over for her when he was elected in 1994. p rose rapidly through the democratic ranks on the appropriations committee, a top democrat. he left a small footprint. he was trying to pay off of all of his debts. and, his initial decision after the verdict came down was to try and time his resignation to be the day before he was sentenced. paul ryan said that was not good enough.
there was talk that the republicans would use their parliamentary tactics to expel him. at one point, mistaking the, the majority leader sent out a news release saying that he had been expelled. they immediately called it back. theof that by way of saying leavetaking was more awkward. reer or trial. host: david hawkings, senior editor at roll call our guest. nor comments and phones. largely focusing on the democrat sit-in. back to your comments. to stowe, ohio. go ahead with your question or comment. caller: yes, mr. hawkins. thank you for being there. however i don't know how old
you are but 35, 40 years ago there was an influx of people retiring in florida and people who -- they were instigating all people to go to florida, how wonderful it is. it worked. they had an influx of so many people going down there. however, the rate of costing these people, stealing, and sometimes even shooting had risen so far, so high, that the governor of the state then, which i don't remember, made a law that others, the regular people, of the united states were allowed to carry guns in florida. after that was instigated and all the rules that went with that law, the attacks, the shootings stopped. slowed down and stopped. i like some opinion on that, but i also want to say that everything is orchestrated from above the president and below
the president, things are planned. if we did not respond to the attack from japan on american property and nazism in europe, if we had this government in place then, we would all be speaking japanese and german. -- german. host: jerry next in tennessee on our republican line. you're up next. caller: yes. good morning. i want to say something real quick here. the reason people didn't hear about shacka fattah is it didn't make the news media. believe me, if it was a republican it would have made the news every night, and probably c-span several times. my main point is how the democrats talk about if we can save one life. if we can save one life. kate's law, who was murdered almost a year ago by a mexican in this country who was here
illegally, he was convicted five, six, seven times, and he should never, never been released. yet he was. he got a gun. and he was walking on the when -- on the pier when he killed this young lady. and the democrats, they would not even vote for that. yet they are so worried about saving lives. it was amazing watching them the other day. i'm surprised they didn't have their rivera t-shirts on. host: back to the issue of shacka fattah for a second, you mentioned, our producer tells us, it's july, 2002. you mentioned those hearings we covered, those ethic hearings on james traficant. why wasn't shacka fattah brought up on ethics issues. was the trial in effect? guest: that's a great question. what is the very, very regularly observed custom is that the house ethics committee does not get in the way of the justice department.
if the justice department says we're looking at a member of congress for criminal prosecution, the house ethics committee backs down. sometimes they will even announce we're not continuing our investigation of congressman jones because the justice department tells us that they are. essentially the house thinks that a criminal prosecution is trumps their own interest. that having been said, the house takes seriously its constitutional role as the governor of its own membership. so they do not automatically take a conviction as meaning that a member should leave. in this case it was pretty clear-cut they would have expelled mr. fattah had he not gone. host: as this democrat sit-in was getting under way on wednesday, the house speaker was unveiling their alternative to the affordable care act, obamacare, part of the packages of things that the speaker's been unveiling, his so-called better way platform, bloomberg
business has the problems with ryan's reforms and their analysis of regulatory reforms, it was announced by paul ryan -- last week. today, the speaker's going to unveil their tax plan along with kevin brady. what's behind all of this effort in terms of where the speaker wants these policies to go? why is he announcing them now? guest: he promised that he would do this right after he became speaker, last fall. and he was asked why are you doing this, won't you be stepping on the agenda of your presidential nominee, who at the time when we asked these questions, we had no idea who it would be. and he made clear that he wanted even then to sort of reassert the legislative branch's role in setting the agenda. he is a policy wonk as we call him, a thinker. but he also has an
institutional interest in restoring the house of representatives and congress as an agenda setter not a responder to what the president says. he's been following through ith this he has used this as one of the reasons he said he has come around to supporting mr. trump as the republican candidate for president because he says, he's talked about this agenda with mr. trump and he agrees on more issues than not. all of that by way of saying paul ryan, no matter who the president is next year, wants it known that he wants to be an idea driver. host: to moses lake, washington, greg, independence line. caller: yes. good morning. i'd like to give you a quick story about a sad day in my family's life. we lost my 13-year-old sister a few years ago. she was at a friend's house. got his father's gun out and was playing with it. pointed it at her as her hand was on the door telling him to put it away or she was leaving.
pulled the trigger and it went off and killed her. the saturday i seen the other day with the democrats using this as a point. no gun has ever jumped up and shot someone. there is always someone behind it. i, myself, am a gun owner. will never stop owning a gun. we just need to use the laws that are on the books to take care of this stuff. that's all i got to say. host: thanks for sharing that story, grelling. david hawkings. guest: yes, thank you for sharing that story. i think what many members of congress who favor gun control would say in response, is that they would agree with you that people -- it's people using the guns that are the reasons for the gun violence, but that if there were fewer guns available, there would be less violence because people would have less access to firearms
when they felt impulsive or angry, and keeping the number of guns down helps reduce violence because it just denies the angry or unstable people, the ability to carry out their violent impulses. host: i want to see if we had available, we had some video the other day that was all democrats speaking. we did hear from one republican and that was louie gohmert. i don't know if you saw this. i think we have this ready that he came on to the house floor. i wanted to get your thoughts on that. louie gohmert from the other night. >> radical islam! you don't think -- >> no fly, no buy. no fly, no buy. no fly, no buy. o fly, no buy. >> getting a gun. why do you want to let terrorists buy a gun?
why do you want to protect terrorists from buying a gun? why do you want to protect terrorists from buying a gun? why do you want to protect errorists from buying a gun? inaudible] >> don't let terrorists have a gun. don't let terrorists have a gun. don't let terrorists have a gun. >> no bill, no rights.
>> no bill, no rights. host: some of that facebook video from the other night. quite a different scene from the opening of the pro forma 15 minutes ago. guest: truly. i don't mean this flippantly. it was the one in a sense, it was the one moment of bipartisan exchange in the entire 25 hours. there were a few other republicans who came out to watch. but they held to the background. there were actually a couple republicans, to be fair, who came out on the floor to try and talk about maybe finding some bipartisan compromise. but they didn't take to the podium, to the floor the way mr. gohmert d there's actually some of those republicans who were sort of in the periphery of the house chamber during the protest are unveiling some legislation this morning with some democrats. there's actually supposed to be bipartisan announcement on the house side to mirror something
very close to what senator collins has been proposing this week. while mr. gohmert made a profoundly passionate point about what in his view and view of many conservative republicans was the real meaning of what happened at that orlando nightclub, which has become a rorschach test was radical ay rights, islam? gun control? hate crimes at home? domestic terrorism? isis? it's become the rorschach test of the year. host: thanks for hanging with us longer. one more call. danny in ohio. hi. caller: good morning. i have a couple comments. if i'm following the news right, the government let him buy the weapon. for not doing their job right. if someone's on a list like that, i mean maybe three days isn't long enough to wait.
maybe 10 days would be better so they could do their job better. it wasn't a gun haven't act, it was a terrorist act. and they flipped it over to the gun side of it. host: let you go there. we're about to wrap up. on the background check, what's been proposed. you just talked about the democrats' bill coming out, or this bipartisan bill on the house. what would susan collins' measure do? why has that got bipartisan support? guest: to be honest it's become a little bit of a blur her here. i do know what the house folks are proposing is if you're -- the government keeps more than one of these watch lists. i think one of the things that's in this bipartisan house bill is if you're on two different watch lists by two different agencies, then there is a restriction on your ability to buy firearms. obviously what the opponents of this are saying is that the government should not be able to essentially take away your rights with the presumption of
guilt. it's your right to due process is being taken away. if you're stuck on one of these watch lists, even while you're contesting t. you should be able to buy a gun. i think this is the middle ground that they are trying to look for. i do think that as father conroy said during the invocation, that during this 10-day recess things may calm down and some members may go back to their districts and find that they have judged it wrong and that maybe the country's attitude towards this and their encouragement to try to find a middle ground have gone up, gone down. we haven't seen. it will be fascinating to see what we learn on july 5. host: we appreciate hearing your input as eals always. david hawkings, senior editor at washington journal, live every day with issues that in fact you.
coming up saturday morning, it eu ambassador david o'sullivan will discuss with the vote to leave the eu means from a diplomatic standpoint. the former director of the fbi terror screening center on why he things to watch list is necessary. and daniel griswold will look at the referendum vote and what it means for the u.s. at 7:00shington journal eastern, saturday morning. join the discussion. tv, thisan history saturday, on lectures in history. upsurge,ve a dramatic a tremendous surge in veterans organizations, in the membership
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>> i have come to see that a great leader of character is a person who has the ability to discern the future and lead a people to it. weekendhe complete schedule, go to the c-span.org. >> there has been plenty of reaction from the global market following the united kingdom's decision to part ways with the european union. the guardian reports today that the eu could try speeding up the procedure for how they exit as both sides try to negotiate the path forward. the president of the european parliament and other officials have reportedly expressed interest in beginning negotiations before october which is when david cameron is expected to step down.
one of the people in support of farage.rendum was nigel he declared victory yesterday as the votes were coming in. nigel farrage: ladies and gentlemen, the dawn is breaking on a independent united kingdom. [applause] nigel farrage: this, as the predictions, if they are right, this will be a victory for real people. for ordinary people. a victory for people.
[applause] nigel farrage: we have fought against the multinationals, the big banks, the big politics, we fought against lies in the corruption and deceit. and today, honestly, believe in a nation, is going to win. [applause] nigel farrage: and we will have done it without having to fight, without a single bullet be in -- being fired. through people like my friend mr. banks. [applause] nigel farrage: and by people in
the labour party and the conservative party, and ukip and of no party, who have taken part in the campaign. and we have done it, not just for ourselves. we will have done it for the whole of europe. i hope this victory brings down this failed project and believes a europe of sovereign states trading together, the and friends -- being friends together, and let's get rid of the emblem and brussels and all that has gone wrong. [applause] nigel farrage: let's -- let's june 23 go down as our independence day. [applause] >> once the results were official, david cameron
announced that he would step down by the end of october. he gave a statement to the media, explaining his decision and what it would mean for negotiations going forward. prime minister cameron: good morning, everyone. the country has just taken part in a giant democratic exercise, perhaps the biggest in our history. over 33 million people from england, scotland, wales, northern ireland and gibraltar have all had their say. we should be proud of the fact in these islands we trust the people with these big decisions. we not only have a parliamentary democracy, but on questions about the arrangements for how we're governed, there are times when it is right to ask the
people themselves and that is what we have done. the british people have voted to leave the european union and their will must be respected. i want to thank everyone who took part in the campaign on my side of the argument, including all those who put aside party differences to speak in what they believed was the national interest. and let me congratulate all those who took part in the leave campaign, for the spirited and passionate case they made. the win of the british people is an instruction that must be delivered. it was not a decision that was taken lightly, not least because so many things were said by so many different organizations about the significance of this decision. so there can be no doubt about the result. across the world, people have been watching the choice that
britain has made. i would reassure those markets and investors that britain's economy is fundamentally strong, and i would also reassure brits living in europe and countries -- european countries and european citizens living here that there will be no immediate changes in your circumstances. there will be no initial change in the way our people can travel, in the way our goods can move or the way our services can be sold. we must now prepare for a negotiation with the european union. this will need to involve the full engagement of the scottish, welsh and northern ireland governments to ensure that the interests of all parts of our united kingdom are protected and advanced. but above all, this will require strong, determined and committed leadership. i'm very proud and very honored to have been prime minister of this country for six years. i believe we made great steps
with more people in work than ever before in our history, with reforms to welfare and education, increasing people's life chances, building a bigger and stronger society, keeping our promises to the poorest people in the world and enabling those who love each other to get married whatever their sexuality. but above all, restoring britain's economic strength. and i'm grateful to everyone who's helped to make that happen. i've also always believed we have to confront big decisions, not duck them. that is why we delivered the first coalition government in 70 years to bring our economy back from the brink. it's why we delivered a fair, legal and decisive referendum in scotland. and it's why i made the pledge to renegotiate britain's position in the european union and to hold the referendum on our membership and have carried those things out. i fought this campaign in the only way i know how, which is to
say directly and passionately what i think and feel, head, heart and soul. i held nothing back. i was absolutely clear about my belief that britain is stronger, safer and better off inside the european union, and i made clear the referendum was about this and this alone, not the future of any single politician, including myself. but the british people have made a very clear decision to take a different path and as such, i think the country requires fresh leadership to take it in this direction. i will do everything i can as prime minister to steady the ship over the coming weeks and months, but i do not think it will be right for me to try to be the captain that steers our country to its next destination. this is not a decision i've taken lightly, but i do believe it's in the national interest to
have a period of stability and then the new leadership required. there is no need for a precise timetable today, but in my view, we should aim to have a new prime minister in place by the start of the conservative party conference in october. delivering stability will be important, and i will continue as prime minister with my cabinet for the next three months. the cabinet will meet on monday. the governor of the bank of england is making a statement about the steps that the bank and the treasury are taking to reassure financial markets. we're also continued taking forward the important legislation that we set before parliament in the queen's speech. and i've spoken to her majesty, the queen, this morning to advise her of the steps i'm
taking. a negotiation with the european union will need to begin under a new prime minister, and i think it's right that this new prime minister takes the decision about when to trigger article 50 and start the formal and legal process of leaving the e.u. i will attend the european council next week to explain the decision the british people have taken and my own decision. the british people have made a choice. that not only needs to be respected but those on the losing side of the argument, myself included, should help to make it work. britain is a special country. we have so many great advantages. a parliamentary democracy where we resolve great issues about our future through peaceful debate, a great trading nation with our science and arts, our engineering and our creativity respected the world over. and while we are not perfect, i believe we can be a model of a multiracial, multifaith democracy where people can come and make a contribution and rise to the very highest that their talent allows. although leaving europe was not the path i recommended, i am the first to praise our incredible
strengths. i said before that britain can survive outside the european union and indeed that we could find a way. now the decision has been made to leave, we need to find the best way, and i will do everything i can to help. i love this country and i feel honored to have served it and i will do everything i can in the future to help this great country succeed. thank you very much. >> president obama acknowledged the u.k.'s referendum, saying he respects the country's decision. he said in part, "the special relationship between the united
states and united kingdom are in during, and the united kingdom's membership in nato remains a vital cornerstone of u.s. foreign-policy. they will remain partners, even as they begin negotiating ongoing relationships. we will hear president obama talk more about the brexit vote coming up later, along with reaction from paul ryan. first, we will year from donald -- here from donald trump who was in scotland today for the reopening of a golf resort that he owns. [applause] [laughter]
>> i apologize. mr. trump: get him out. >> sorry, mr. trump. mr. trump: ok. thank you. >> sorry, mr. trump. mr. trump: ok. thank you. i appreciate it and this is an amazing honor. it's an amazing day, very historic day for a lot of reasons, not only turnberry. this is one of the big votes in the history of europe, scotland, everywhere. it was very exciting coming in and we were landing and we had just heard the results so i wish everybody a lot of luck. i think that it's purely historic and what's happening is historic. so it's an honor to be with you. my mother was born in scotland in stornoway.
she loved scotland. she would be here a lot. she would come every year with my sister, marian and my sister, elizabeth and she just loved it. her loyalty to scotland was incredible. she respected and loved the queen and she loved the ceremony and the pomp, pomp and circumstance, and she was something special. and to think we'd be here owning turnberry one day would be incredible. she would come to turnberry with her friends and they'd have dinner at turnberry. she didn't play golf but they would have dinner at turnberry, so having taken this hotel and done the job that we've done with it is just an honor i was given the opportunity. we bought it about 4 1/2 years ago. the town council has been incredible. the local politicians and all of the politicians all throughout have been absolutely incredible. they approved virtually everything that we asked for.
we asked for the right things, but the approval process, because it's so historic, had to go through many different layers but every single thing we wanted they agreed. they thought it was good and in some cases great. we've taken the light house, which is a very, very important building in florida -- i mean, in scotland, and we've taken that building and made it something really special. inside the lighthouse right now is incredible suites and it's called the halfway house because this is the 9th tee and it's called the halfway house. on the bottom you have dining and golfers will stop and they'll go and get something to eat and then they go into the 10th hole, 10th tee right next door. and it was in disrepair and all of the people from landmark scotland and all of the people we had to go through were -- i just thank you because it was a long, difficult process getting that approved, but they really
wanted to see it at the highest level. and now it's really at a higher level than it ever was. when you see -- i don't know if you'll get a chance but if you do you should try and get to see the suites because they are two of the most beautiful suites you'll ever see. when the water is rough today, it's very calm. in fact, i've almost never seen it like this but sometimes you have waves that are literally crashing onto this piece of land we're on. it's one of the most beautiful sights you'll ever see. the hole didn't exist. they worked with us on design. they wanted to do these changes for probably close to 50 years because they were so obvious and we made certain changes to the course in addition to that, we fully renovated the course. brand new sprinkler system. the highest level. many of the holes have been jiggered and made even longer and new greens and new everything and yet it's the same
turnberry. but the hole 9, 10 and 11 and 4 have been changed and moved out into the ocean. this hole is an example from approximately this area. you would hit over there. this was a par 4 and you'd hit over there and it was a much different thing. now you're hitting out over the ocean. and just to the right of the lighthouse you have a green and people think this will be the greatest par 3 anywhere in the world and then 10 becomes a par 5 that the golfers know and the members know. i think we have a lot of the members of turnberry in the back, the captain. we appreciate you being here. and we have then number 11, which is a spectacular hole. also a par 3. built right on the cliffs.
and that hole was moved about 200 yards to the left. and tom watson saw me and he won the british open many times, peter, right, and he said five. he said what a change. you know, he actually thought it was a very easy hole the way it was, but he probably liked it because he'd birdie it all the time. but what we've done is what everybody's wanted to do for many, many decades. i want to thank martin ebert who has done an incredible job as the architect. [applause] and i called up -- i called up the royal and ancient peter dawson who is an amazing man and great guy and talented person and loves the sport and loves scotland and frankly i said, who should i use as the architect and he did me a big favor. he recommended martin and so i want to thank you and i want to thank peter dawson who is with us now. [applause] headed up the royal and ancient for years. he's been just a great friend and i thank you for everything,
peter. your recommendations have been incredible. thank you very much. my son, eric, was in charge of the job. i wanted to come over here and ivanka and don came to congratulate eric. he was -- really, we gave him the responsibility for building the hotel. as you know was gutted down to the steel and rebuilt. i think it's going to be one of the great hotels of the world. it already was but it was in somewhat dilapidated shape and we had a choice. we could fix it and paint it or we could do it the way we did it and we went back to the original plans. we were able to get the plans from the original architects from many, many years ago. it was 1906 and we went back to those plans, which are magnificent rooms, very big. they were cut in half and all sorts of things happened over the years. and we have something that's very special. considered one of the most beautiful buildings in all of golf. i think we can say that, peter. usually a building, when you
have a building on a golf course, that's not an asset. that's called a liability. this is one of the buildings where even though it's in the distance, when you're on the 18th hole and you're looking down the fairway and you're looking at that building, it's considered one of the great, beautiful and historic sites in golf. as you know, jack nicklaus won the open championship and i guess the greatest, i guess one of the greatest tournaments if not the single greatest tournament in the history of golf was the duel in the sun, 1977 with tom watson and jack nicklaus which was birdie, birdie, birdie. everybody else was sort of, they were not in the match and these two kept going wild and that's when tom watson chipped in an area that you couldn't get from the green let alone get it in the hole. the only way to get it in is if you chipped it in.
jack is an incredible sportsman. the way he walked off the course was one of the great scenes in all of golf. and jack nicklaus is a friend of mine and great champion and great champions, whether it's tom watson or greg norman or nick price, we've had amazing winners at turnberry. and really, not only amazing winners for the open championship but some of the best tournaments they ever had. so we listened to the royal and ancient and we did what they wanted us to do. in addition, they put in tremendous miles of television cables and everything's underground so it's all ready to go from that standpoint. and the town is so happy and so thrilled and the town council, who's here, and i want to thank you very much for being here, they have been really terrific. so, again, in honor of my mother, mary macleod, who is a terrific person. she came to the united states at the age of 19. she was a beautiful, beautiful woman and a very, very smart woman and she met my father and
that was it. they were married for a long time and they had a great marriage and really a great marriage, but in honor of my mother, mary macleod, and in honor of my children -- don was instrumental in buying it. we had the owners here, friends of mine from dubai. great people. this wasn't their thing because they didn't know too much about golf. and they actually felt, why should we move a hole into the ocean when we already have a hole? and i said, well, it's that better. they said, yeah, but it's already there. so you know, they didn't understand the golf thing but it always did well. turnberry, because of its location, because of the fact you are on the ocean, because it's one of the most spectacular properties in the world, they always did well. but now since we opened we're actually opened a number of weeks ago, the course, and we haven't had an empty slot. peter, you'll be happy to hear this. we have not had one empty slot. it's from morning until night it's packed so it's a special location. i don't know, it's just the location.
everybody comes here, whether it's from london or wherever they want to be, they all want to come to turnberry. and with that i just want to thank a few people. i have to thank ralph who the one thing the other owners did -- [applause] they said -- where is ralph? ralph, the one thing they said, you have a man named ralph. he was an assistant manager at the time and one of the owners who is a friend of mine said he's the most talented hotel person and they said, you should have him be manager. and we did. we appointed him manager and it has been nothing but great stuff. the hotel opened about two weeks ago and it's been amazing. usually when a hotel opens you have drains not connected and pipes not connected and water that is spewing through the roofs and all sorts of things. we haven't had anything. they've did -- done a great job. the contractors have done a fantastic job.
the hotel is built to the absolute highest standards of luxury. and the course is built to the absolute highest standards of tournament golf. i think there'll be nothing like it. in one of the reviews, i think it was "golf digest" in the united states, they compared the 14 courses and the 14 all great courses. and it's where they play the open championship. and this writer said, turnberry is number one. but because trump owns it, i'm making it number three. i said to myself, that's hatred. that's hatred. but i'm used to that with the press. that's ok. i considered it a compliment. i immediately sent that review. i sent it to the royal and ancient. i sent it to mark. i just want to thank everybody. i want to ask perhaps eric and ivanka and don to come forward and say a few words. and again ivanka and eric said, wow, this must be important because ivanka came, right? because she's something else.
my children have done a great job. and one of the very important reasons i'm here not only because we own it and we're going to cherish it, we're going to take care of it, one of the great, great places, great resorts of the world. but also because i want to really support my children. they worked very hard to make this property what it is and what it's now become. the reviews of the course have been phenomenal. not just like good. even people that truly hate me are saying it's the best they have ever seen, which is always, to me, peter, that's my greatest. when they hate you and give it a 10, that means you did a good job, right? but the reviews have been phenomenal and the reviews of the hotel have been great. the hotel is -- i didn't put a mortgage on it. we have no debt, no financing, no anything. i wanted to do that with turnberry, didn't want to have any financing with turnberry because it's so special. i did this out of cash flow and we just have an absolutely zero
debt property. i think it's something that's going to be a great tribute to scotland and many other places, and also a great tribute to the world of golf for many, many decades to come. so, i will ask eric in particular because he built it. i'll ask eric and ivanka and don to come forward. thank you very much for being here. [applause] >> thank you so much for being here. it means a world to us. it means a world to me, my father, anywhere these days, because of his hectic schedule. we love you to death and thank you so much for coming. we really shepherded this process through over the last 12 months as he's been preoccupied with something else. our father put tremendous trust in us, tremendous love, and it's so nice to see it come to fruition as we open up this hotel today. so thank you, dad, to having the confidence in us.
we wish you a lot of luck with everything you're doing. no different, this project will be by your side the entire way. and we're proud of what we have created. thank you-all very much. thank you to all our great members in the back. [applause] >> i would like to perhaps reiterate a little what eric said and thank my father for the incredible opportunities and mentorship he's given us throughout the years. working for him, initially, and now with him, and now maybe we're doing a lot of it on our own. i just want to thank him for letting us sprout and grow and give us those opportunities. because he's done such an amazing job in his career and to be able to learn from the best is truly spectacular. so, being able to work in a
family business is an interesting thing. you see so many horror stories about that, but to be able to work with him, to be able to work with my brother and sister on a daily basis, i guess we have gotten lucky because we have done it right. it's incredible. i couldn't be happier every day going into work. that's a nice way to live your life. i want to thank him for allowing us to do that. for being so great to us, a good mentor and teacher and always being there. thank you very much. i hope we made turnberry great again. [applause] >> thank you, everyone. it is such a pleasure to be here. we all love scotland as a family starting obviously with my grandmother. we have a very personal sentimental attachment to this place. and she really loved turnberry. so, when my father first set his sights on it and we first visited here as a family, i knew it could be spectacular under his leadership. i think what was accomplished here is illustrative of his bold vision and commitment to excellence. it's the only way he knows how to operate and i think this is the perfect example of that. so being here today, seeing the bold vision that he set forth, seeing the execution of his very capable team spearheaded by my brother eric is such a pleasure. and i look forward to being here
very, very often and enjoying it for the next 24 hours. thank you for being here and thank you to our amazing members who have been so supportive of the process. and all the government officials who along the way have given us tremendously positive and reinforcing feedback. we couldn't have done it without you. thank you. thank you, dad. it is really a pleasure. thank you, everyone. [applause] mr. trump: peter, i would love you to stand and get a little accolade because you have contributed. mr. peter dawson, thank you. thank you for being here. [applause] if anybody would have questions, go ahead. john? >> question about the brexit, do you see any parallel what
happened in the u.k. in terms of rising up against the status quo and what might be happening in america? how would a trump administration approach the brexit should you be elected president. scotland voted 62-38 to remain. should scotland leave the u.k.? as many people are talking about. mr. trump: i think people really see a big parallel. a lot of people are talking about that. and not only in the united states but other countries. people want to take their country back. they want to have independence in a sense. and you see it with europe, all over europe. you are going to have more, in just, my opinion, more than just what happened last night. you're going to have many other cases where they want to take their borders back. they want to take their monetary back. they want to take a lot of things back. they want to be able to have a country again. so i think you're going to have this happen more and more. i believe that. and i think it's happening in the united states. it's happening by the fact that i have done so well in the polls. you look at the recent polling and you look at the swing states and you see how i'm doing. i haven't started my campaign yet, essentially.
we have done very well. we're raising a lot of money for the republican party. i'm going to be funding a lot myself. but we're raising a lot of money for the republican party. you'll see those numbers come out over the next 30 days. and in particular 60 days. the numbers that were put out last week were -- a very small period of time just to start. but we have raised a lot of money, especially money coming in in small -- from small donors. you'll be amazed when you see the numbers we're talking about, because we were amazed and i was amazed. that will be reported fairly soon. i really do see a parallel between what's happening in the united states and what is happening here. people want to see borders. they don't want people pouring into their country that they don't know who they are, where they come from. they have no idea. and i think, not only did it win but a much bigger margin than people thought. >> how would your administration approach the brexit? and scottish independence? mr. trump: you have to embrace t -- it, it is the will of the people. it's not the question of
approaching it. it's the will of the people. ultimately that wins out. >> would you like to see -- should scotland leave, sir? mr. trump: if the pound goes down they do more business. when the pound goes down more people are coming to turnberry, frankly. the pound has gone down and see what the impact is. i think places like scotland and england and different places in great britain i think you'll see a lot of activity. the pound got high, and people weren't able to do what they wanted to do. but for traveling and for other things, i think it could very well turn out to be a positive. nobody really knows. you'll know in about five years. you'll be able to analyze it and maybe it will take longer than that. what is known is that they have taken back their independence. and that's a very, very important thing. katie? >> it is momentous right now and
you are on the world stage. are you traveling with any of your foreign policy advisors who knew this was going to happen today? there was going to be a decision. are you huddling with them to find out what the best way -- mr. trump: i have been in touch with them but there's nothing to talk about. i have been saying i would prefer what happened. i thought this would be a good thing. i think it will turn out to be a good thing. maybe short-term not but ultimately i think it will be a good thing. i have actually been in touch -- by the way, some like it and some do not like it. they are advisors, they are like everybody else. they probably know less. every one of these advisors. somebody said you should use advisors that have been hot for the last five years. i said really? i think i want to use one that have not been involved. look what's happened. go ahead. >> we have had a special relationship, the u.s. and u.k., for quite some time. with this vote they are standing in the world, standing in europe will be diminished, their influence will be diminished. will they still be the first call for the u.s.? mr. trump: first call or second? they will be a very powerful call. it will be a great relationship.
great allies. always have been. i think zero will change on that score. there's never been a better ally. i think nothing will change in that score. >> mr. trump, do you believe that the u.s. should move immediately to renegotiate trade deals with the u.k.? or like president obama has said, should the u.k. now move to the back of the line in light of the brexit vote? mr. trump: president obama did say, i guess, they should move to the back of the line. that wouldn't happen with me. the u.k. has been such a great ally for so long. they'll always be at the front of the line. they have been amazing allies in good times and bad times. [applause] sometimes they make mistakes together. but as we know they have always been great allies. so, i will tell you i think that i was very surprised when i heard president obama say that. and i think he said that because he thought for sure it was going to stay together, but it didn't stay together. and i felt it wouldn't stay together. and again, i think that's what's happening in the united states. it's not staying together, it's
a really positive force taking place. they want to take their country back. the people want their country back. we don't want to lose our jobs. we don't want to lose our borders. they want to have wage increases. for the members and all my members of turnberry, we have had hardworking great people that haven't had a real wage increase in 18 years. so they are working harder now and making less money. go ahead. >> follow-up on that. the treasury secretary, the fed chairwoman have both said they expect this, if it was successful, would have a negative impact on the u.s. economy. are you worried about that? mr. trump: they do not know. we will have to see how it plays out. what i like is that i love to see people take their country back. and that's really what's happening in the united states. i think you see that. that's what's happening in many other places of the world. they are tired of it. they want to take their countries back. this isn't such a phenomenal -- some people are saying, when people asked me what i thought would happen, i said i thought it would break away.
it just turned out that way. it was surprising because the polls indicated probably that it wouldn't happen, 80%. when i landed this morning, the first thing i asked is that. and i mean, it was fairly close, but it wasn't that close. we'll see what happens. i think it will be a good thing. you're taking your country back. you're going to let people you want into your country. and people that you don't want, or people that you don't think are going to be appropriate for your country, or good for your country, you're not going to have to take. and look, europe like the united states, has made tremendous mistakes over the last period of time. you look at germany, some of the things that are happening. there have been tremendous mistakes that have been made. so i think it's going toned up -- it is going to end up being a very good thing but it will take time. >> your campaign has gotten global attention, all over the world people know who donald trump is and your campaign for president, do you think anything you said in the united states influenced voters here in britain when it comes to leaving the e.u.? mr. trump: good question. if i said yes, total influence.
they'll all say that's terrible, his ego is terrible. so will i never say that. i'd like to give you that one, but i can't say that. and look, the question was, what do i think? i gave my opinion a few times over the last few months, but i also said i don't want people to listen to it because it's not me. it's their country. but my opinion is that what happened should have happened. and i think th' stronger for it and control their country and control everything about their country. yes. >> amanda, sky news. david cameron said you were wrong when you proposed banning muslims from entering the u.s. do you think he got the mood of his country wrong and right to resign? mr. trump: i like david cameron. he had a couple of rough statements, but that's ok. i think david cameron's a good man. he was wrong on this. he didn't get the mood of his country right. he was surprised. i think he was very surprised to see what happened. he is a good man.
and he felt that way. and probably did the right thing. but we'll see what happens. i like david cameron. yes, sir. >> do you think following your arguments about sovereignty, do you think scotland should have its independence? would you support that? mr. trump: that's up to the people of scotland. we have been through this. and really, again, i leave it up to the people. i love the people of scotland. that's why i built -- i built in aberdeen one of the great golf courses of the world. it was just judged to be the greatest course ever built. built new, new being defined from 1960 to present. we're very proud of it. and i have gotten to know the people of scotland so well. through my mother and through everything else. the people of scotland are amazing people. and that question really has to be addressed to the people. it was a very, very close vote. i don't know that people want to go through that again. i was here when they were going through that vote. i didn't take sides. i will tell you it was a nasty
period. i can't imagine to go through that again. the people of scotland may speak differently. yes, sir? >> from what you said as well about europe and other countries in europe, would you support the breakup of the european union? because that seems to be what would happen. mr. trump: it looks like it's on its way. we'll see what happens. i can tell you i have a lot of friends living in germany that have always been very proud germans. to a level that you wouldn't believe. they would be bragging about their country. they would be talking about their country as though there was no other place. they are members of mar lago, different places that i have. and now those same people, some of them, are saying they are leaving germany. they are moving. they never even thought of
moving. now they are thinking about moving because of the tremendous influx of people. you know what's happening in germany. it's a real problem. and these are people that were very proud germans that were beyond belief. they thought the greatest that there ever was. and now they are talking about leaving germany. and you see the problems in germany. so i could see it happening. i have no opinion, really, but i could certainly see it happening. i saw this happening. i could read what was happening here. i could see things happening in germany. i hope they straighten out the situation because it can really become a nasty -- it can be very nasty what's going on can be very, very nasty. building safe zones in syria. great idea. building safe zones, magnificent, big, safe as can be. but when you take them into the united states by the thousands, and we don't know who they are, when you are taking them into germany and other countries, and all you have to do is look around. look around the world, see what's happening. some real problems. >> itv news. it is easy for politicians to use immigration to divide electorates.
how does a leader unite people? mr. trump: well, you unite people by having a happy country. when people pour into the country and it doesn't work whether it's because of crime or various other things. you're not going to be uniting anybody. i just told you about germany where people want to leave germany. people -- i would never in a million years have said these people want to leave. but they are going to be leaving. you can't unite a country by forcing things down the people's throats. and that's what happened here. people are not happy. yes, sir. go ahead. >> a seismic impact on the british economy, do you intend to scale back your investments in scotland? and how does it feel to be on the site lines of the newspaper? mr. trump: if anything, i have big investments over in europe. as you know, i own dunebag in ireland, a phenomenal hotel. one of the most beautiful, one of the most highly rated in all of europe. it has a golf course on this
large almost 500 acre parcel of land on the atlantic ocean. and does great. i own turnberry, i own aberdeen. i'm going to stop at aberdeen for a little while. i am actually leaving -- i will only be here one night because i have to go back and campaign, which i love doing, to be honest with you. but really i wanted to support my children who have really poured their hearts and souls into this development. i think you understand. go ahead. >> campaigning, a lot of people in the states are saying, did you really have to be here for this? mr. trump: because i support my children. ok, next. tom, go ahead. tom: you mentioned that you paid for turnberry without any debt. now you're a politician. does it bug you to have to pick up the phone and ask people to donate to your campaign? mr. trump: yeah, i don't like doing it. again, i'm an honest politician, probably one of the few. tom's asking does it bother me when you're raising money, again, tom, i'm raising this money for the republican party. it's something i have never done. i always contributed money to lots of people. a lot of campaign contributions
over the years. and once i ran i became an outsider. but no, i don't like doing that but i have done it. last week i was in houston. as you know, we had tremendous lines. i made a speech. the lines were on abc they reported, abc local they followed the lines all the way to the highways. actually, i have never seen anything like that. then dallas where we had a similar thing. but we also had fundraisers. and i have really never done -- you know i sit with 20 people and we talk. they all you checks. bing, bing, bing. and they are checks to the r.n.c. and republican party. and i feel i have an obligation to do that. and tom, the numbers are going to be, i think, quite staggering. especially in july. steve is here someplace. steve, are we doing well, steve? he's one of the great financiers of the country, actually. and i chose him and he wanted to do this. and the numbers are staggering.
don't forget, we just sort of started this process a few weeks ago. and the first filing was for a very limited period of time. and it was almost before we started. but the numbers are amazing. actually, the numbers for the small donations, we have taken a lot of money otherwise, but the numbers for the small donations are coming in at -- i mean it's beyond anything that we thought. you know, the $25 and $50 and $100 donations. but we'll be reporting in june, but especially the july report, i think, we'll show you some pretty, pretty massive numbers. i just did the other day. i matched. i put up $2 million and say let's see who is going to go. we have raised more than two. but i guess i offered a $2 million incentive to people to put up money. and i don't know if that was the reason, but we had a tremendous response to that. so, david? --id:
mr. trump: i know, david. david: back to the brexit thing, you said david cameron maybe misread the mood of his country. given that president obama came over here and tried tone courage people to vote to remain, and hillary clinton made it clear, what do you think it says about hillary clinton has misread the world and since she's a former secretary of state -- mr. trump: she's always misread everything. [laughter] [applause] mr. trump: she misread this. i was surprised she was so bold -- the only reason she did it because obama wanted it. if obama wanted it the other way, said leave, she would have said leave. she does whatever he wants her to do. now you know why? that's ok. we don't have to get into that. i was actually very surprised that president obama would have come over here. he would have been so bold to tell the people over here what to do. and i think that a lot of people don't like him. and a lot of people voted -- i think if he had not said it, i think your result might have been different. but when he said it, people were
not happy about it and i thought it was totally inappropriate. and when i said what i said, i told people don't do what i'm saying. necessarily. do whatever you think. but this was just my opinion. he came in and really tried to convince people to stay. and i thought it was inappropriate. and she doubled down and did the same thing. and obviously for the 219th time they were wrong. they are always wrong. and that's the problem with them. yes, sir? >> david cameron resigning today, would you back boris johnson? mr. trump: i don't know. i'm sure he'll be good. he got it right. so that gives him an advantage. but i don't know. >> since your campaign shakeup i guess it was earlier in the week, can't remember what day it is now, we have seen a campaign that has become more focused, more disciplined, more aggressive, and rapid response.
you more on point i think than we have seen you in the past. is this the new you? mr. trump: i don't think sow. first of all corey was fantastic and we did a great job with a very small group of people. you know, i say this to all the folks here that don't come from the united states, i ran a campaign in the primaries where we got the largest number of votes in the history of the republican party, primary votes. so larger than ronald reagan, larger than richard nixon, larger than dwight d. eisenhower who helped win the second world war. and we ran a very lean campaign. and i had fewer people and spent less money and i funded the money myself. i spent, sarah, what? $55 million i think. something. whatever it is. by the way, i'm forced -- legally i have to pay myself back. in other words, this has nothing to do with campaign. you won't see this. this is to support my children. but if i use one of my resorts in the united states and we have a press conference or something, by law i have to pay myself back.
i would like not to. i would like to say use the ballroom and not bother with it. because a couple of people said -- by law you have to pay yourself back. i think that we should have been given credit for, in addition to winning, for winning with less money spent and with a smaller staff. so now we have a staff of 73 people. and hillary has a staff of 900 people. i won and she won. i don't think that -- honestly as a businessman i say, wow, he won with spending less money and smaller staff. see i view that as an advantage. a lot of pundits say she has a much bigger staff. well, i think we're very nimble. i think we're very nimble. i think we're doing well. you have seen the polls coming out. they are very close and equal. we just had one coming out from west virginia where i have a 25-point lead. north carolina came out yesterday we have a two-point lead. ohio's even. pennsylvania's even. the national polls are getting very close. and i'm spending much less
money. she's spending tremendous amounts of money. we haven't even started yet. so it's going to be very interesting because she spent, what was it, $28 million? sarah? she spent a lot of money and we're even. i think that's a good sign. i think that's a good sign. when i won new hampshire i spent a tiny fraction of what other candidates spent. one in particular. i won new hampshire by a landslide. that person came in seventh. i think when you can do it on a smaller budget and with fewer people, that's the kind of person they want to be the president. because to me that's a big thing. yeah, go ahead. sarah? sarah: mr. trump, seven in 10 voters told us in a cnn poll they want to see you cut ties with your business. will you do that? mr. trump: i will do that. sarah: while you're running? mr. trump: i don't think whether it matters while i'm running.
i'm here for the soul reason, i did want to see the job eric did because if he didn't do a good job he wouldn't be standing here right now. i would give him a hard time. he did a beyond job. beyond. this is phenomenal. just as you view this great course, you have to see the hotel that we built. it's phenomenal. i will absolutely cut ties. you know, the rules are, nobody knows. it's never happened where somebody has had this big a business and runs for president and wins. if i win -- even though i don't have to do that, i would probably put everything in trust. my children will run it along with my executives. it's a big company. my children will run it along with my executives. and just do a good job running it. let me tell you the importance of the opportunity i may be given is so important and so massive, making great trade deals with china. and with you folks, by the way, but with china. the numbers are so staggering, when you look at trade deficits of $400 billion and $500 billion, the numbers are so staggering and so incredible.
i wouldn't even be thinking about the business. i mean, who cares? i would actually say who cares? i would absolutely -- you don't have to do this but i would most likely put it in a blind trust and they would run it or something. >> well, i think this is the ninth trump property we visited during your presidential campaign. why do you continue -- mr. trump: number one i have the best properties. ok? and you can say that. i will say a lot of the press has said, whether you like him or not, there's no properties like that. i have the best properties. you don't get to see that. but i have the best properties. and the other thing is i why show you somebody else's properties? number one they are not as good. and number two it's one of those things i wish frankly i wasn't forced by law to bay myself back. -- pay myself back. we're forced to pay. a couple people say he's paying to his campaign. i would love to give everything for nothing. but by law i'm forced whatever the fair market value of the
ballroom is or whatever it may be that we use or an airplane as an example. i use an airplane, by law i have to pay it back. and that's what i do. and that's reflected in the filings. ?eremy jeremy: mr. trump, there's been a long-standing tradition in american politics that politics stops at the water's edge given your comments about president obama this morning it seems that you don't seem to buy into that. mr. trump: he didn't stop it at the water's edge because he made statements about this incredible part of the world and that this particular country and frankly a large group of countries should do. i mean, he's constantly dictating to the world what they should do. the world doesn't listen to him, obviously. you can see that by the vote. but he's constantly dictating to other countries. so, you know, certainly it doesn't stop at the water's edge with him. very importantly got it totally wrong. he's embarrassed. he's embarrassed by the supreme court decision yesterday which was a real rebuke. and he's very embarrassed by he got involved. i don't know if he did that
because of a friendship with david cameron. it could have been. i understand that. i think it's something he shouldn't have done. it's not his country. it's not his part of the world. he shouldn't have done t i think his recommendation perhaps caused it to fail. ok, one more question. yes? >> how much of the brexit vote has been economic issues that you have been hammering home on the campaign, low wages, lack of growth in the economy? mr. trump: well, i think a lot of it is. i think a lot is borders, immigration. i think i have spoken. i have so many members here, hundreds and hundreds of members sitting in the back. and i have spoken to them. and they are not happy with the people flowing into the country. they don't want that to happen. and i think that has a lot to do with it. i really think the borders, it's not so different, it's amazing the world is not so different. we're on the other side of the ocean but the world is not so different. we're right over there you go, many, many miles, right in that direction, and to be honest with
you, i think a lot of it has to do with immigration. but i also think a lot has to do with the fact that they wanted to be independent. they get tired of seeing stupid decisions just like the american people are tired of seeing stupid decisions, whether it's the iran deal, whether it's the border where people just flow across the border like swiss cheese. they are tired of seeing stupid decisions made. they are tired of looking at horrible trade deals. and you have bad trade deals here, too. and so i think that has a lot to do with it. >> is brexit good for your campaign? mr. trump: i think the brexit deal, when you talk about leave, i felt, again, knowing the people here very well, but not wanting to get involved, but i felt that was going to happen. i felt it was going to happen. and there is great similarities between what happened here and my campaign. yeah, people want to take their country back. ok, maybe one more question.
>> you made a joke recently -- mr. trump: i almost delayed this. by the way, they said there were going to be 2,000 protestors. it turned out, we counted them. 43. [laughter] mr. trump: 43. and they are way over there. the police did a great job. but there was nothing much to do, frankly. there were 43 just on the record because we heard there were going to be thousands of protesters. 43. and my members are very happy with donald trump, i can tell you. is that a correct statement? they love donald trump. so i love what we have done here. and this is a little bit what we're going to do to the united states. you know, the united states has rotted infrastructure. we have roads crumbling. i have a friend who is a trucker, big trucker, one of the biggest in the world. actually, he says he buys these new magnificent trucks that costs hundreds of thousands of dollars, and he's never had this problem before. they are just getting destroyed because the highways are loaded up with potholes.
and when you have an 18-wheeler or 16-wheeler and have these big massive trucks going down the highway at 65 miles an hour, and they hit a pothole and they are loaded up with tons of stuff, he said those trucks, no matter how good they are, they get wiped out. and that's what's happening to our country. and i think this is sort of a mini example what we have done here. the members loves us. scotland loves us. for what we have done. the councilmember here, do we have our council members here? yes. the council has been so incredible. just beennow, it has a big lovefest. what we do is the united states needs its infrastructure fixed. the bridges are a disaster. the roads are a disaster. my friend told me, he's never had a problem like this before. he said you go down the highways in a brand new truck that costs hundreds of thousands of dollars is virtually destroyed. they have to bring it back and have it rehauled because they are hitting potholes on all over the place on highways. our infrastructure is crumbling in the united states. we spent probably if you add it
up now, $4 trillion, maybe more than that in the middle east, and we have a problem. >> i will say the country is not a golf course. mr. trump: it's similar. it's a place that has to be fixed. there's nobody that knows how to fix things like me and there's nobody that knows how to build like me. you look very good on television last night. i see you in the dark with the sign behind you. you are actually fairly nice. how about these two, sarah, go ahead. >> given what sarah just said, the ninth property we have been to tomorrow will be the 10th. you take a lot of criticism out there for people saying your motivations are about your brand -- mr. trump: no, i don't care about it. if it was about my brand i wouldn't have done this. i wouldn't have done this. because i have given a lot. i have given up the apprentice, i said i'm not going to do it. steve wanted me to do years more. continues to do great. i had to give it up because you're not allowed to do this with equal time laws and
provisions. you are not allowed to do it. i have lost certain things. especially early on. you know, early on i lost macy's. i am glad to see that macy's stock tanked because they were very disloyal. just over the subject of illegal immigration i lost macy's an a vendor for ties and shirts. and the things. it's not a big deal but it was -- this is not for brand. if i wanted to do good for the brand i wouldn't have done this because when you -- one thing about politics, everybody likes me. but once you run for politics you have 55 for you and 45 against. i never had that before. it is very interesting. my wife said to me, i never heard this before, some of the crowd was hostile. she said i have been with you for many years. in the crowd always loved you. now half the crowd hostile and half the crowd loves you. that's called politics. in politics if you run for office and you get 55% of the
vote, that's considered a like landslide. that's a big, big difference. but that means that 45% of the people don't like you. so for my brand this has not been a good thing. although, i mean, look where we have come. we started out, we were 1-17. we won. we won. i think we're going to go much further than that. >> how tough -- mr. trump: this is a tough course. soon i won't be able to beat eric. let me put it that way. he hits the ball a mile. and he's a very, very good golfer. i think soon, my days are numbered. ok, one more question. >> you gave a speech -- >> what did you think of the commentators and media outlets that said that vladimir putin and you are the chief benefactors of brexit? mr. trump: well, i don't know about that. i think he would be probably because i know how he's been scorned by certain -- to a certain extent. certainly he's not a person that likes our president very much. and our president doesn't like
him very much. he said some very nice things about me. i think he probably is somewhat of a beneficiary. and we'll just see how it works out. i think that the -- i think it's going to end up being a great thing. and the beautiful, beautiful , beautiful thing is your people have taken the country back. and there's something very, very nice about that. and they voted, and it's been peaceful. and it was strong and very contentious. and in many respects i watched last night. it was a little bit ugly. but it's been an amazing process to watch. it's a big move. when i came here i said, who is going to come out here? it turned out that probably more people came out here. there is a tremendous turnout. >> a lot of local politicians who did not show up today specifically citing your politics. many did not show up. mr. trump: we had the entire town council. me, we had the entire
town council. i have no idea. i have no idea. i have no idea. anybody else? >> mr. trump -- >> ian mccaskill from the guardian. you said it was a lovefest. another point. david cameron said he didn't want to meet you. mr. trump: where is david cameron right now? no, excuse me. david cameron would have met me. david cameron was negotiating to meet me. but right now i don't think david cameron wants to meet anybody. katie? did you have one other thing? >> the labor parties, you're regarded as toxic. mr. trump: no, i think what guy, id, a nasty, nasty think we have something that people really respect what i did. i took one of the great assets of scotland and brought it back to a level that it's never even seen. as great as turnberry has been over the years, it's been one of the great over the world, it's
now at a higher level than it's ever been. it's never seen these levels before. and so, we're very proud of that. one more. katie? go ahead. katie: today's vote to be an endorsement of your immigration policies or ideas and your -- at some point extreme rhetoric when it comes to building a wall, or banning muslims from coming to america? are you going to continue on with that? mr. trump: well, it's moving along. and we are going to see. all i do i do the right thing. i'm doing what's right for our country. and obviously it resonates because i have a tremendous number of backers and support. katie: you indicated that it is working for you in the states. is today's vote here an indicator for you that your rhetoric and extreme rhetoric is something that you should -- mr. trump: i don't think i have extreme rhetoric. actually, i don't know. katie, i think that what happened i was watching some of the commentators before, and a lot of them were saying that. i'm not sure it matters from my standpoint. but i think it does show
something about the people wanting their country back. and i can tell you in the united states, the people want their country back. in the united states, people want smart decisions, not dumb decisions. and we have been given dumb decisions for many years and the people are tired of it. and i have a feeling the same thing has happened over here. and that's why you had the result you had. i love you-all. thank you very much. thank you to my members and thank you to the council. the council has been amazing. thank you for all being here. thank you. thank you, sarah. thank you, tom. mr. trump: we're going to do a ribbon cutting. ok? do you have scissors?
>> thank you. >> do you have a message for nicola sturgeon, mr. trump? >> [indiscernible] >> are you worried about the senator from vermont? [inaudible] announcer: british voters not only shocked the world and financial markets, but also handed hillary clinton a potential economic burden. ,he reporting of joseph schatz
plummeting, now currency markets. you started seeing trouble in the asian markets. soon after that, prime minister david cameron announced he would be resigning, effective in the autumn. basically the tory party, there is a four-month process. now the power struggle within his party for who comes next. and after that, you saw the bank of england governor come out and pledged to do everything he can to keep financial markets stable and to back up bridge banks. and for the rest of the day you kind of saw reaction from europe. leaders, european voting to stay. and now that they are not, that is going to start an enormously complicated, probably two-year process of disentangling the u.k. from the eu.
host: this is the splintering of the world's largest political union and trading block, an $18 trillion economy. we're seeing the impact here in the u.s. on wall street but long term, what are the political implications for hillary clinton and donald trump? guest: well, basically the -- when it comes to, donald trump obviously, he's expressed support for the brexit movement and today he's actually over in scotland and he said, you know, it's a great thing that they are taking back their country. you know, whether that -- there have been a lot of parallels drawn between some of the anti-immigrant sentiment that's been evident in the brexit campaign here and what's going on in the u.s. presidential campaign as well. parallels being drawn there. though it's important to remember that the brexit debate, the debate over britain's role in the e.u. did go back decades. for hillary clinton, the issue may be kind of there's a chance
that you could see a brexit-fueled economic downturn in europe that could bleed over to the u.s. and kind of complicate secretary clinton's, her message that the economy is improving and make things harder for her in the fall. host: i'm reminded the election of the conservative party leader maggie thatcher. the 1979 election, many said that was a precursor to the election of ronald reagan in 1980. from your standpoint and what we've seen over the past 24 hours in the united kingdom is that a fair analogy or comparison? guest: it might be a fair analogy. again, i think it's easy to overstate potentially the parallels. because again, as you point out just now, the issue of kind of britain's role in europe and this feeling that britain's, you know, the brits want to take control, take more control away from bureaucrats in brussels, that's a long-standing issue here, predates donald trump,
it predates the rise of the sort of populism you're seeing in the u.s. right now, particularly in the republican primary and so i'd be wary of, there's definitely -- there are elements, there's definitely similarities. but i'd be wary at this point of drawing too many parallels between what is happen withing here and what's happening there in terms of what it could mean for the u.s. presidential election. host: looking at results today, it was clear northern ireland, scotland and the greater london area supported the remain campaign, but the rest of the country wanted to exit. wanted to leave the e.u. yet some of the polls indicated that the remain campaign was leading. so what happened in the final analysis? guest: it seems they misrepresented who showed up. i mean, you saw a big turnout across the board, we saw about 70% turnout here, more than they usually have in big national elections.
and you know, the leave camp particularly in those towns in northeast england really showed up what was happening last night. what's happening is in places like london, strong votes to stay in the e.u. but they were countered by the fact that the leave camp was running up the total, running up their totals in other parts of the country. and kind of the folks in scotland and northern ireland and london weren't matching those totals, weren't coming out in the same numbers system of partially turnout. there was also a weather issue that i'm sure there'll be lots of debate in the coming days about what happened. there was flooding in london yesterday that prompted some polling stations to be moved. but you know, it was always going to be close. it was always, you know, right down, even though the polls were trending a little bit, seemed to be trending toward the remain camp, they were very, very tight. and it was too close to call right up until the end. host: joseph schatz, joining us from london, his work available online at politico.com. thank you for being with us. guest: thank you very much.
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hello everybody. thank you. thank you very much, thank you. everybody have a seat. thank you so much. thank you so much. thank you. oh, thank you so much. good-looking group. thank you. well, first of all, let me thank the president for the introduction and the entire stanford family for letting us take over the campus for a few days. as some of you know, john is stepping down after 16 years as president of stanford. fortunately for me, i cannot do that. to stick around longer than my term limit. john, i'm sure there are some people who want you to stick
around longer, but i'm confident that you are going to do extraordinary things. and we could not be prouder of john hennessy and stanford and the great work they have done. please give him a big round of applause. [applause] president obama: summer break, just so all of you, stanford is not always this quiet. this school is unique. folks ride on bicycles everywhere. [laughter] and athletes are also computer engineers. this is the place that made nerd cool. [applause] president obama: so we are thrilled to be here. i know i am not the first speaker you have heard from, but many of you have traveled here from a long ways. we got more than 170 countries from every region in the world represented.
some of you, this is the first time you are visiting our country. let me just say on behalf of the american people, not only welcome to our global entrepreneurship summit, but welcome to the united states of america. we are glad to have you. [applause] president obama: i'm not going to give a long speech, because what i really want to do is have a conversation with some outstanding young people, but i do want to begin by offering some opening thoughts about the time in which we gather here today. and i'm going to start with the british people's decision to leave the european union, the vote that took place yesterday. just a few hours ago, i spoke with prime minister david cameron. david has been an outstanding friend and partner on the global stage and based on our conversation, i'm confident that
the u.k. is committed to an orderly transition out of the e.u. we agree that our economic and financial teams will remain in close contact as we stay focused on financial stability. i then spoke to chancellor merkel of germany and we agree that the united states and our european allies will work closely together in the weeks and months ahead. i do think that yesterday's vote speaks to the ongoing changes and challenges raised by globalization. but while the u.k.'s relationship with the e.u. will change, one thing that will not change is the special relationship that exists between our two nations. that will endure. the e.u. will remain one of our indispensible partners. our nato alliance will remain a cornerstone of global security and in a few weeks we will be meeting in warsaw for the nato summit.
values likeared democracy and inclusion and an opportunity for all people. that will continue to unite all of us. and that is the work that brings us here today. the world has shrunk. it is interconnected. all of you represent that interconnection. many of you are catalyzing it and accelerating it. it promises to bring extraordinary benefits. but it also has challenges. and it also evokes concerns and fears. and so part of why this global entrepreneurship summit has been so close to my heart, something that i've been so committed to, is because i believe all of you represent all the upside of an interconnected world. all the optimism and the hope and the opportunity that that interconnected world
represents. but it's also important in these discussions to find ways in which we are expanding and broadening the benefits of that interconnection to many, many more people. and that's what so many of you are going. we're gathered here at stanford in the heart of silicon valley, which is one of the great hubs of innovation and entrepreneurship, not just for america but for the world. this is a place that celebrates our ability as human beings to discover and learn and to build, to question, to reimagine, to create new ways to connect and work with each other. it's where two guys in a garage , bill hewlett and dave packard, launched a global company. where student projects became yahoo and google. those were really good student projects. [laughter]
president obama: my student projects weren't as good. [laughter] obama: it's where entrepreneurs like so many of you get an idea and work to make it a reality. and you launch products and companies and entire industries that change the world. that's the power of entrepreneurship. and it's never been more important. in today's world, where our economies have undergone dramatic shifts, where businesses don't stop at borders, where technology and automation have transformed virtually every industry and changed how people organize and work, entrepreneurship remains the engine of growth. that ability to turn that idea into a reality. a new venture, a small business. that creates good-paying jobs. it puts rising economies on the path to prosperity and empowers people to come together and
tackle our most pressing global problems, from climate change to poverty. when people can start their own businesses, it helps individuals and families succeed. it can make whole communities more prosperous and more secure. it offers a positive path for young people seeking the chance to make something of themselves . and can empower people who have previously been locked out of the existing social order. women and minorities. others who aren't part of the old boys network. give them a chance to contribute and to lead. and it can create a culture where innovation and creativity are valued. where we don't just look at the way things have always been but rather we say, how could things be? why not? let's make something new. this spirit speaks to something
deep inside of all of us. no matter who we are, what we look like, where we come from, you look out across this auditorium, you're all of different backgrounds and cultures and races and religions. some of you are from teeming cities, others are working in small, rural villages. but you have that same spark. that same creative energy, to come up with innovative solutions to old challenges. and entrepreneurship is what gives people like you a chance to fulfill your own dreams and create something bigger than yourselves. we live in a time when more than half the world is under the age of 30. and that means we've got to make sure that all of our young people around the world have the tools they need to start new ventures and to create the jobs of the 21st century and to help lift up entire populations.
and so many of you are already doing this. as i travel around the world, one of the extraordinary things that i had the opportunity to do is to meet young people. in every region. and to see the problem solving and the energy and optimism that they're bringing to everything from how to generate electricity in environmentally sound ways in remote places that are off the grid right now, to how do you employ women in remote areas who all too often have been locked out of opportunity. you just see enormous creativity waiting to be tapped. and part of our job, part of this summit's job, is to make
sure that we're put manager tools, more resources, into the hands of these folks who are changing the world. and making sure that all of you know each other. so that you can share best practices and ideas. and spread the word. now, i know that the daily reality is not always as romantic as all this. turns out that starting your own business is not easy. you have to have access to capital. you have to meet the right people. you have to have mentors who can guide you as you get your idea off the ground. and that can be especially difficult for women and young people and minorities and others who have not always had the same access to networks and opportunities. you deserve the same chance to succeed as everybody else. we've got to make sure that everybody has a fair shot to reach their potential. we can't leave more than half the team on the bench. that's why we've invested so much time and effort to make sure that america is helping to empower entrepreneurs like you.
so we held our first summit back in 2010. since then, we've brought entrepreneurs like you together in turkey and the emirates and malaysia, morocco, kenya, and all told, we've helped more than 17,000 entrepreneurs and innovators connect with each other, access capital, find mentors. and start new ventures. 17,000. [applause] : i think thema tanzanian startup that helps farmers minimize losses or the company in nepal helping health care. there are 11 cubans here today, the first cubans to join us in one of these summits. [applause] obama: hola. gusto.
they're ready to help create new opportunities for the cuban people. where are they? there they are. [applause] president obama: i want to thank antonio garza, a leader for the private equity and one of our presidential ambassadors for global entrepreneurship, because his support was critical in bringing these young cuban entrepreneurs here. so, that's deserving of a hand. [applause] president obama: i'm also pleased to announce we have a new group of business leaders signing on as entrepreneurship ambassadors. this is something we started as part of the summit and they have put their time, energy, effort, and in some cases their money behind entrepreneurs around the world. so, our new ambassadors, senator blakely, c.e.o. of spanx.
jane durbin, c.e.o. of dermalogica. stephen, partner at draper fisher jergensen. and katherine colson the c.e.o. of stripe. now, supporting entrepreneurs isn't just something we do around the world. it's also a key part of how we create jobs and fuel innovation here in the united states. and that's why we're working with communities to streamline the process for launching a company. startup in a day. that's why we're expanding innovation corps, our program to equip more scientists and engineers with intrepnurem -- entrepreneurial skills. and it's why at this summit dozens of top tech companies are committing to make their technology work forces look like america. including by publishing data on diversity each year and developing the tech talent of people from all backgrounds.
we're very happy for the commitments they've made. so, give them a big round of applause for that. [applause] we'reent obama: here, also building on our progress with new commitments from government and business and philanthropists. so, at last year's parties climate talks, for example, bill gates and other top global investors, committed to partner with government in cutting edge, clean energy solutions. today, we're launching an initiative to connect these global investors with clean energy entrepreneurs from developing countries. we're also announcing the young transatlantic innovators, to bring 200 of europe's best innovators to the united states each year to develop their skills. [applause] president obama: and we've got organizations like endeavor, which supports entrepreneurs starting a $100 million to invest in companies across latin america, the middle east,
africa, and a southeast asia. [applause] president obama: investment firms like capria ventures, which will help fund international startups. so, these are just a handle of the commitments and i suspect new ventures that will come out of this year's summit. so, all of you budding entrepreneurs, don't be shy while you're here. talk to the experts. make your pitch. network with potential investors. find that mentor who might help you navigate through a tough patch. connect with your fellow innovators. because ultimately, the world needs your creativity and your energy and your vision. you are going to be what helps this process of global integration work. in a way that is good for everyone, and not just some. i've spoken about this before.
i believe we are better off in a world in which we are trading and networking and communicating and sharing ideas. but that also means that cultures are colliding and sometimes it's disruptive and people get worried. you're the bridge, you're the glue. particularly, the young people who are here. who can help lead toward a more peaceful and more prosperous future that provides opportunity for everybody. and because this is about more than just this one event or for that matter this one president, we're going to make sure that the united states continues to help developing the next generation of entrepreneurs. we are very proud to announce that next year's global entrepreneurship summit will be hosted in india. [applause] we've got thea:
indian contingent in the house. good, i'll try to stop by if i'm invited. [laughter] president obama: but the point is, i believe in you. and america believes in you. and we believe that you have the talent and the skills and the ambition not just to pursue your dreams, but to realize them, that you can lift up not just your own families, but communities and countries, and create opportunity and prosperity and hope for decades to come. that's the promise that we see in all of you. and that is the promise that we see in our outstanding panelists that you're going to hear from. mia medoc of egypt who started a defenseus, that is a one-stop online shop for people who organize events. jean basco of rwanda, founder and c.e.o. of habona limited, a company that uses biomass and
ways to develop ecofriendly fuels used in africa. mariana of peru, the found over laboratoria, that gives young women the education and tools they need to work in the digital sector. [applause] president obama: and if that lineup is not enough, you also see it in a guy you may have heard of who has done pretty well for himself, the founder and c.e.o. of facebook, mark zuckerberg. they're the real experts, let's welcome them on stage and we'll start a conversation with them. president obama: thank you. thank you, so much. much, mr.ou so president. president obama: this is a good looking group. and i could not wear a t-shirt
like mark for at least another six months, but i will take off my jacket so that i don't look too formal. [applause] mark: soon. president obama: it's going to happen soon. sit down, everybody. [laughter] obama: relax. so, these are some extraordinary entrepreneurs, some are just getting started, some seem to be moving along pretty well. and but i thought this was wonderfully representative because it's from different regions of the world, it's companies that are at different stages, and maybe we can just start by having everybody introduce themselves, describe a little bit about what they're doing. and then, we can have a discussion about what's been easy, what's been hard, how can
government policy, like the u.s. government policy, help in advancing some of these issues. how can other countries' governments, because we have 20 representatives from other governments participating this summit, how should they think about encouraging entrepreneurship, and then most importantly, how can other businesses and venture capital, etc., think about some of these international opportunities? so, maya, start with you. i've heard some of the great work you're doing, tell us more about that. maya: thank you. it's great to be here. [laughter] [applause] maya: i'm a software engineer, i have an engineering
background. one day i heard that the weekend is happening in cairo and i was not invited. but i went anyway with my friend. i went with my friend, she was invited, and she turned out to be my co-founder. and we were there just to learn about startups, meet mentors and other entrepreneurs, but it was very hard to network and meet people during that time. because there's a gap between the organizers and attendees and then a week after, we attended one in cairo and had the same experience. we felt like there should be a better way for organizers to organize events. and to experience these events. everyone is there for network, connecting people and sharing experience. so, we did our research and we were very passionate about the idea. we felt like we can do something in that space.
and we quit our jobs and started working on this full time before even having the name eventis. and now, we have full engagement and networking platform for events. it's a very interact app with 86% engagement in most of our events. so we are helping people get together during events. now we have a great team two offices in cairo and dubai and we're working with events in our region. when i look back on the journey, wasn't easy at all. it was very challenging. very exciting as well. but this was full of ups and downs. we started before even the first one in egypt. we had few mentors back then. but now we have a number of amazing startups, a number of mentors and support organizations who are working to build this. i can see sometimes it's grown very well but we still have a